July 31st, 2010

Kevin and Lisa

Roof Report: Good and Goopy

Yesterday evening after dinner, Lisa kitted up and went back up on That Darn Roof. The project of the evening was to apply some of the White Goo overcoat. She laboriously hauled to the peak of the roof two gallons of the stuff and a paint roller, plus the leaf blower to blow away any loose bits of debris that may have fallen into the area over the last couple of days. Then, as I clipped away at brush on the ground, she began to pour the white stuff and spread it over the roof.

Over the next 90 minutes or so, she was able to cover approximately the forward three meters of the house. By the time she came down (more about that in a minute), it was too dark to take a picture, but I took one this morning.

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Now we need to allow a couple of days for this coat of goo to dry, which is good because today we're heading off to the Oregon Steam-Up in Brooks. Traditionally, this time of year is pretty hot and dry in Oregon. Imagine my surprise when I came out this morning and found it dreary and overcast. Fortunately, the chance of rain is low (we need it to stay dry until the roof material cures), and the overcast should clear later. Given the morning weather, it would have been a good time for me to go cut brush and split wood, but I need to get myself together now and go wake Lisa up so we can get ready to head to Brooks for today.
Kevin and Lisa

Minvan Result

Total cost to replace the oxygen sensor on the minivan plus buy a new open-door/lights-on alarm (this is something Lisa will install in the van next week) was about $192, which doesn't seem so bad.
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